Northern issues 'Essential Travel Only' guidance to Wigan travellers
Given the expected high temperatures tomorrow (Tuesday July 19) along with weather warnings issued by government, the train operator is urging customers across the North West to stay indoors and keep cool.
Chris Jackson, regional director for Northern, said: “Whilst this isn't a 'Do Not Travel' notice - which we have in place across some parts of our network tomorrow - given the guidance published by government and expected disruption caused by extreme temperatures, we would advise customers only to travel if they really have to.
“There will be blanket speed reductions in place and a limited timetable in operation throughout the region.”
Northern’s announcement follows Network Rail’s decision to close the East Coast Main Line (ECML) between 12pm and 8pm for all locations between London King’s Cross and York and Leeds due to the extreme weather.